The 1886 Main Lodge Entrance at the Lake Clear Lodge & Retreat in Winter

It's All About the Experience

ex·​pe·​ri·​ence     |     /ˌikˈspirēəns/     |     noun

Meaningful, engaging, connecting, exploring. Those seeking spontaneous discovery, space to creatively imagine, the hilarious, curious and contemplative.

Discover & Reconnect at an Original Adirondack Lodge

Meandering spaces in playful, healing woods and clear waters. Naturally luxurious and 4 generations of authenticity. Secluded artisan lodgings, foods from the heart, and magical activities in one transformative sense of place. Where traveling is more about connecting than visiting. 

Spring Into Wellness

Cabin fever getaways, Nutritional Energetics culinary weekends and engaging self-discoveries.

Summer Woods & Water

The regions only mountain lake sunset: Breathtaking. Lake view dining, lake view lodgings, and mouthwatering foods and fun in one of the last Adirondack Great Lodges.

Fall Foliage & Adirondack Alps Harvest

Ignite your senses with a rainbow of foliage nature, the colorful eras of the Adirondack History of Food Tastings and paddles where the clouds touch the water.

Winter Stay & Speakeasy Great Camp Experience

You’ll need a password to get in, we may be raided by a Prohibition Copper, warming fires in family built lodgings and soul warming foods.

Relax in Adirondack Lodgings

Cabins with FireplacesLake View Suites | Lodge Rooms

Romantic Adirondack cabins and suites with Jacuzzi tubs and lake view, two-bedroom family chalets with fireplaces and kitchens, and classic Lodge Rooms; all hand-crafted by three generations of our family.

Private Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails in the Adirondacks, NY

Immerse in the Adirondacks

You don't have to go anywhere; you can cross-country ski and snowshoe, hike, ice-fish, and experience unique activities right on our property, from History of Beer Workshops and Cooking Classes to Lantern-Lit Sleigh Rides. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and a crackling fire in your artisan lodging.

Our strategic location between Saranac Lake/Lake Placid and Tupper Lake makes it effortless to explore some of the Adirondack's best activities. Within a short drive you can explore The Wild Center, a historic downtown, the Olympic Village, and so much more.

Speakeasy Dining Experience

Long Table History of Adirondack Food Tasting Dinners and Great Camp dinners highlight our Adirondack Alps Cuisine. Begin in the 1920s Speakeasy and relax by the crackling fire, then meander to our 1886 hand-hewn dining room. The last of the lore of Great Camp dining awaits you, where your table is our iconic 25 acres.

Upcoming Events


Holiday Cooking Classes - Nourishing Broths, Stocks and Soups

Nourishing for the Holidays - Chef Cathy specializes in traditional food preparations making them fun, easy and economical. Join small group and online classes year round.

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What's New On the Lodge Blog

Cross-Country Skiing on the Trails at the Lake Clear Lodge
Winter Activities

Backcountry Cross-Country Skiing

Bob Brand
November 22, 2019

Now that we are into November, I tell myself that this is the time to get some things done that I have put off all summer. But while I'm raking leaves or winterizing the lawnmower, there are enticing thoughts creeping into my consciousness of the coming snow!

From Our Guestbook

Perfect weekend getaway. Love it here, will definitely be back!

Alyssandra & LilyAnn

Amazing, uplifting atmosphere.

The Lee Family

A measure of years gone by that continues to shine

John & Patricia

Thank you for 37 great years!

The Branch Family

World needs more of places like this. Lovely Stay <3